Does that word make you cringe or dance?
I like change. I’m good with it. I like new and different. It’s exciting. Honestly, for me – the mundane, the routine, the everyday grind is much worse. For some, change means instability, uncertainty, and fear but for me sameness or the lack of change is what steals my joy, seeps away my energy, and bores me to tears.
I don’t do same ole same ole very well. I get in a rut. I get all blase (emphasis on blah). I feel the need for adventure. The open road or open window is calling out to me. Come out and play. Let’s do something different.
I like change. I kind of live for it. Change is exciting and fresh. It’s newness and risky. Change is fun, sir!
I guess some changes could be bad. Some could be as a result of bad news, bad choices, bad behaviors – let’s not wander into that today.
But life change — NOW that is good stuff. When you see someone, right before your very eyes, change their life because God is doing something in them — that will bless your socks off! That’s change that everyone can deal with, right?
I’m currently praying about upcoming changes. A change in seasons (spring to summer), a change in my side hustle (part-time jobs issues), a change in routine (school is almost out), a change of scenery (we’re going places this summer), and mostly I’m praying for some lives to change. BIG changes, heart and habit changes. Changes of perspective. The paradigm shift kind of change. The kind of change that only God can bring about.
I’m praying for some Isaiah 43:19 changes. God says, “Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” I say, “yes, Lord. If it’s Your will and when the timing is right…bring on the changes.”
Change us for the better. Change our perspective. Change our hearts. Change our habits. Change our thoughts. Change our lives!
So how about you? Are you the kind that likes change? Maybe you change your hair, change your clothes five times a day, change your route to work, rearrange the furniture, change the radio or TV every commercial, change your food choice at your favorite restaurant, change your mind 10 times before making a decision. Or maybe you dislike change. You like everything to stay the same, maintain the status quo is the way you go. Your mantra is “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it or change it or even touch it.” (wink)
But let’s agree, no matter who you are — or how you feel about change — it’s going to happen. Let’s join together to embrace change and ask it to be the godly, thrilling to see, life-change that only God can bring about. The river-in-the-desert kind of change!
Hebrews 7:25; Ephesians 3:20-21
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